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Alex Lynn

Alex Lynn is a reporter for Private Equity International. Based in London, Alex's primary focus is European private equity fundraising. Prior to PEI, he wrote for a number of publications in the specialist lending sector.

How individual investors can influence PE firms in C-corp switch

For shareholders, the true appeal of listed fund managers such as Blackstone, Carlyle and KKR lies in their long-term potential.

US steps up as European LPs ‘strike’ over Brexit

UK private equity funds are under increased scrutiny from continental investors but US LPs seem to have fewer doubts.

Investors could push for blockchain tech

Distributed ledgers can track where money moves, giving GPs and LPs better oversight on how their capital is being deployed.

LP shift to direct investing puts pressure on talent supply

A majority of LPs find recruitment and internal resource constraints to be significant barriers to improving PE returns, according to Coller Capital's latest survey.

Terra Firma CFO to depart

Dominic Spiri's departure follows the appointment of Vivek Ahuja, former deputy group CFO of Standard Chartered, to the role of group chief financial officer in January.

HVPE cashes in as HarbourVest embraces credit lines

The use of debt to delay capital calls saw HVPE’s distributions outweigh investments last year.

Rollover equity terms hit by high valuations

Sellers have less negotiating power and reduced financial standing when it comes to reinvesting in their business, according to Goodwin’s 2018 Rollover Survey.

Carried interest: who earned what in 2017

CEOs at KKR and Blackstone received more carried interest or incentive fee distributions in 2017 than the previous year.

BVI eyes PE funds with limited partnership overhaul

The reforms include greater flexibility for GPs and LPs to define their roles, liabilities and limitations and the ability to borrow capital to finance operations.

ESG: how the regions compare

Asia saw the greatest improvement with 57% of LGT Capital Partners managers now having excellent or good integration of ESG.

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